Yu Mi Xu (Cornsilk)

Yu Mi Xu (Cornsilk)

Herb 26 of 28 in Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness

Neutral Yu Mi Xu (Stylus Zeae Mays)
Sweet, Neutral
Stylus Zeae Mays
Tone Marks:
yù mĭ xū
Jade Rice Whiskers
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Promote and Unblocks Urination, Reduce Edema
    For edema especially if due to nephritis, swelling, painful urination that is hot or burning with possible dribbling, and painful urination with stones. Also for diabetes.
  • Clear Damp-Heat from Liver and Gallbladder
    For hepatitis, cholelithiasis, cholecystitis, and hypertension with signs of damp-heat.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • None Noted

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • Caution should be used when using prescription diuretics though adverse interactions are undocumented.
  • Caution should be used when taking coumadin since this herb contains vitamin K, which affects clotting time.

Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None Noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 15-30 grams or 45-60 grams in severe cases in decoction 12
  • 15-30 grams in decoction 13

Chinese Herb Notes

  • The sweet and bland taste of this herb flushes dampness from the body.

Chinese Herb Clinical Studies & Research

References Used

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